Christmas parties and mistletoe may get you rocking around the Christmas tree – but remember that alcohol can cloud your judgement when it comes to safe sex. So if you’re cosying up to potential sexual partners, be weary that some gifts aren’t worth receiving…
Wrap up – Protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy by using a condom every time you have sex.
Sleigh STIs – Visit a clinic for testing and treatment if you have unprotected sex
Fill your stockings – Ensure you have enough condoms and contraceptive pills to last you the Christmas period.
Avoid unwanted gifts – If you’re cosying up to potential sexual partners, discuss your boundaries and use condoms to protect each other other from STIs such as chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea
‘Elf control – Stay in control of yourself when drinking and stick to the recommended 14 weekly alcohol units (spread over 7 days). This will avoid being influenced into making rash decisions when it comes to sex, such as not using a condom.
Festive opening times – Our clinics across Wakefield, Barnsley and Wigan & Leigh will slightly alter opening times over Christmas and New Year. Please click below to ensure you visit a clinic before any full day closures.
Please visit the urgent treatment page for advice on what to do if you need to see a doctor when our clinic is closed.
Spectrum to provide services in the North West Prison Cluster
Spectrum Community Health CIC has been selected as the new prime provider for 3 prisons in the North West Prison Cluster.
This is great news and will see Spectrum delivering healthcare services for:
- HMP Preston (category B male prison – capacity around 842 men)
- HMP Lancaster Farms (category C male prison – capacity around 550 men)
- HMP Kirkham (category D male prison – capacity around 658 men).
Spectrum already provides healthcare services in secure environment estates across the North of England.